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Chicago Dash

17 Alerts
February 29, 2024

Dash Bus 2nd PM route will not run

2nd Dash Bus route will not be running for this evening 2/29/2024, due to mechanical issues. Passengers may catch the 3rd, 4th or 5th buses. Sorry for any inconvenience. Any questions please call 219-476-9393.

February 14, 2024 4:22 PM

350 S. Clark St.

Reminder: Dash buses are not picking up at 350 S. Clark Street this evening. Instead, 333 S. Franklin Street for the 1st stop, LaSalle and Wacker for the 2nd stop, and 172 N. Michigan Ave for the 3rd stop. Any questions please call 219-476-9393.

February 13, 2024 9:42 AM

Modified PM routes for 2/14-2/16

The ChicaGo Dash PM routes will be modified from 2/14/24-2/16/24. The buses will run the AM schedule in the evening as well to avoid the road closure on Clark St. for filming. The PM schedule will be: 1st bus 333 South Franklin St. 3:45, LaSalle &...

Modified PM routes for 2/14-2/16
February 8, 2024 5:00 PM

Dash Bus 1003 4th route

Dash Bus #1003 on the 4th route will be about 20 minutes late due to bus issue.

February 8, 2024

4th Dash Route beginning at 5:00pm is cancelled..

The 4th route will not be running tonight 2/9/2024 due to bus issues. Please catch the 5th route. Those times are 5:30pm, 5:40pm, and 5:50pm. The 5th bus may be about 10 minutes late to the stops.

January 31, 2024 12:38 PM

Bus tracking app Update

DoubleMap Bus tracking app has been disabled!
We currently have a new and improved bus tracking platform under construction. The City of Valparaiso has partnered with PEAK Transit to provide dispatch and rider app bus tracking. This new bus tracking...

Bus tracking app Update
January 10, 2024 9:16 AM

Courtesy Reminder for Dash Riders

As a courtesy to your fellow riders, please arrive on time before the bus departure time. The buses need to pull out at their scheduled times and riders need to be on the bus before that time so that the driver can pull out on time.
Morning departure...

Courtesy Reminder for Dash Riders
December 27, 2023 11:38 AM

Holiday schedule for Dec. 29, 2023 and Jan. 1, 2024

Departures will be: 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM and 7:15 AM from Valpo Transit Center. Return routes from Chicago will operate departures from: 3:45 PM, 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM from the loop pick up locations back to Valpo! Thank you for choosing the Dash and we wish...

Holiday schedule for Dec. 29, 2023 and Jan. 1, 2024

Latest Update:

December 27, 2023 12:23 PM

The ChicaGo Dash will not operate on Monday, January 1, 2024.

December 21, 2023 10:32 AM

December 31st 2023 pause of the South Shore Connect service

Good Afternoon,
This is a reminder notice that we will be pausing the South Shore Connect service to and from Dune Park train station as of January 1 2024. We will evaluate the service further in April and May to see if it will return. At this time....

December 31st 2023 pause of the South Shore Connect service
November 10, 2023 12:30 PM

Courtesy Reminder for Dash Riders

This is a courtesy reminder that all dash route scheduled departure times are to leave brown street at the scheduled departure time. All purchased one way, ten ride and monthly passes are for 1 seat first come first serve. As a courtesy to your fellow...

Courtesy Reminder for Dash Riders
May 23, 2023 10:34 AM

No routes will run Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day!

The Chicago Dash will not operate on Monday May 29th In observance of the Memorial Day holiday!
Thank you and have a great weekend!

December 23, 2022 10:32 AM

December 23 Dash service

Good Morning, Due to the current weather event and lack of ridership this morning. The 6 Am route was the only bus that was sent to Chicago this morning.
This evening routes returning to Valpo will only be the 4 pm scheduled route. This will be the only...

December 23 Dash service
August 1, 2022 11:43 AM

Notice of Fare increase Effective September 1, 2022

The Valparaiso Board of Works and Safety has approved a fare increase for the Chicago Dash and the South Shore Connect.
Effective September 1, 2022 the following fares will be in effect for all Dash and Connect fares.
Dash one way ride --$9.00
Dash Round...

Notice of Fare increase Effective September 1, 2022

Latest Update:

August 29, 2022 2:59 PM

This is a reminder message that Fares for the Chicago Dash and SS Connect will increase on September 1, 2022! All passes or tickets purchased in the month of August will remain at the current rate. Until September 1st!

Starting September 1, 2022 all Monthly passes will now be valid for 31 days from the date of activation!  Month to month passes will no longer be active after September 1,2022 and 31 day passes will go into effect!


Thank you and have a great day!

June 6, 2022 1:37 PM

Notice of public hearing and comment session

Attention:
Notice of public hearing and comment session on proposed fare increase ChicaGO Dash/South Shore Connect and new Hobart Stop for ChicaGO Dash

The City of Valparaiso Board of Works & Safety will conduct a public hearing on June 24, 2022, at 3 pm...

Notice of public hearing and comment session

Latest Update:

June 21, 2022 2:18 PM



If you are unable to attend in person, you may join the Zoom webinar at https://tinyurl.com/54fvvhfj or by using the QR code provided. Written Comments will be accepted in advance of the meeting and for 2 days after the meeting.  Send comments to Don Lorntzen at dlorntzen@valpo.us  or City of Valparaiso, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383, ATTN: Transit Manager.

You may submit your comments to me and if you would like your comments read to the Board of Works for consideration. Please list your current address.

If you are unable to attend in person or by zoom. You can watch the complete comment session on the city web site at https://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/   Click on watch city meetings and look for the June 24 2022 Board of Works to view the meeting. You will have up to 2 days after the meeting to submit questions on the proposed stop in Hobart or the proposed fare increase for the Dash or the SS Connect services.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Valpo Transit services.


**Alternative Formats Available Upon Request**

May 11, 2022 1:27 PM

Dash Parking

With the construction going on in the Dash lot, passengers may begin parking in the upper lot and the Dash buses will be loading and unloading in the upper lot.

September 13, 2021 3:21 PM

Third Dash route to be added September 20th

Good afternoon,
I am happy to announce we will be adding a third Dash route back to our schedule beginning September, 20 2021. As we look forward to more passengers returning to work and travel to Chicago. We will be adding a 6:30 am departure in the...

Third Dash route to be added September 20th

Latest Update:

September 17, 2021 1:53 PM

Chicago Dash Reduced COVID-19 Bus Schedule, Until further notice!

Beginning September 20, 2021

Due to the restrictions in place for Chicago for COVID-19. The Chicago Dash is running a reduce Schedule with 3 routes daily to and from Chicago. 260 Brown street departures at 6:00 AM 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM to three (3) stops in the Chicago loop.

Pick up times for returning from Chicago to Valpo:

Randolph and Michigan…4:00 PM 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM

LaSalle and Wacker…4:10 PM 4:40 PM and 5:10 PM

350 Clark Street… 4:20 PM 4:50 PM and 5:20 PM.

Please sign up for alerts on the Valpotransit.com website for any changes or updated information sent out for any changes.

Thank You, 

Valparaiso Transportation Department 

April 8, 2021 9:21 AM

REMINDER: Dash Ticket Booth Closed Until Further Notice

We want to remind you that the ChicaGo Dash ticket booth is closed until further notice. Please pay cash on the bus or purchase your tickets or passes on the Token Transit Mobile ticket App. Thank you!